Regulating transport in Europe
Title: Regulating transport in Europe
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Citation: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013
Series/Number: [Florence School of Regulation]
ISBN: 9781781004821; 9781781004838
This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping. All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the past two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalization, and the book explores the main transformations and their impacts. The authors address these issues, with a specific focus on the effects of the organization and regulation of transport systems on their performance. They also provide timely policy recommendations, including possible European future policy initiatives. This comprehensive book will appeal to academics and practitioners in Europe in the fields of regulation, legal studies, transport economics and planning, and also political science. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in Europe with core-modules linked to issues on regulation, transport, economics, European politics, European affairs and network industries will also find that this is an essential resource.
Table of Contents:
- Preface – 1. Setting the Scene: Background and Overview of Regulatory Reform in the Transport Sector. Matthias Finger and Torben Holvad – 2. Air Transport. Javier Campos – 3. Rail Transport. Chris Nash – 4. Inter-urban Road Freight. Jan Burnewicz and Monika Bak – 5. Long-distance Coach Services in Europe. Didier van de Velde – 6. Urban Public Transport. Rosário Macário – 7. Inland Waterways. Tilman Erich Platz and Kees Ruijgrok – 8. Short Sea Shipping in Europe: Issues, Policies and Challenges. Adolf K.Y. Ng, Sergi Saurí and Mateu Turró – 9. Intermodal Transport. Walter Vassallo – Index
This book is the first such output of the Florence School of Regulation, Transport Area. The Transport Area, launched in 2010, is the latest addition to the Florence School of Regulation, complementing the Energy (launched in 2004) and the Telecommunications and Media Area (launched in 2009). Even though regulation and regulatory policy is often seen as being in conflict with the regulated firms, the Florence School operates with the assumption that both only reflect two faces of the same coin: neither without firms, nor without regulation, will there be functioning transport markets, both in Europe and elsewhere. This book perfectly illustrates our philosophy and comprehensive approach to the problems at hand.